House of Jasmine was recommended to me by my buddy, Arlene. She told me about it last December but it was only last April that I remembered to try it. I’ve seen this restaurant a lot of times since it’s on the same level as my favorite store, Muji in Harbour City. I always thought it was an expensive restaurant since it looked so classy and elegant. It was actually quite affordable. House of Jasmine is part of the Maxim group of restaurants.
Peanuts and pickled vegetables are always present in Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong. Did you know these are not free? As a matter of fact these cost HK$16. I wonder if I can say “no, we don’t want any peanuts?” If you find a small dish of chili sauce on your table be assured that has a price tag too. Sneaky huh?
peanuts & pickled veggies
Their dim sum comes a close third to my number one and number two favorite dim sum restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui. What this restaurant excelled in was plating and food presentation. While other restaurants served dim sum in bamboo baskets or plain small plates, House of Jasmine went out of the box with unique platters and vessels that enhanced our dining pleasure.
They plated the baked pastries together. Both of the crusts were light and very crisp. The fillings were both very flavorful too.
golden turnip & yunnan ham puff pastry HK$33
barbecued pork pastry HK$30
There were so many scrumptious looking Asian and Western desserts to choose from. I ended up with this refreshing mango sago with pomelo. The small brown square on the plate was super duper yummy coffee jelly.
chilled sago cream w/ mango puree & pomelo HK$25
We will definitely go back and try their main dishes. Specially those shown in the pictures below. I want to sit outside in December when the weather is nice and cool. Nice view, good food and cool weather. What more can I ask for?
I took pictures of the beautiful food presentation in their menu. It should give you an idea on their a la carte menu. They all look wonderful.